Historical Events in 1577

  • Feb 6 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of the Huguenots
  • Feb 12 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
  • Jul 24 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • Jul 24 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • Aug 17 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots

Music History

Oct 25 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam

Historic Event

Dec 13 Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world

  • Dec 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory